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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

July 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Mr. Darcy emerges from the lake

I may have to go lie down now. On top of this morning’s news: an announcement that a statue depicting Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC version of “Pride and Prejudice,” emerging from the water with his white shirt all wet (yes, this is the scene that made Bridget Jones go all verklempt), has been installed today in London’s Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park. It is 12 feet tall and made of fiberglass, and it looks, um, like this:

A swimmer approaches a statue meant to depict actor Colin Firth performing as Mr. Darcy, a character in Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice" at the Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, London, Monday, July 8, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, David Parry) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE XLON101

The statue will travel to several locations before finally settling in Lyme Park in northwest England, where the original scene was filmed.

And yes, it’s scary as hell. I hope somebody’s sent Firth some flowers, at least.

(AP Photo/PA, David Parry)

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